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dc.titleA PERCEPTION STUDY OF AEROGEL IN IMPROVING THE COOLING PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS IN SINGAPORE
dc.contributor.authorWANG WEIJIE DARREN
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-09T07:09:32Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-22T17:56:06Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T14:14:03Z
dc.date.available2022-04-22T17:56:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-09
dc.identifier.citationWANG WEIJIE DARREN (2017-06-09). A PERCEPTION STUDY OF AEROGEL IN IMPROVING THE COOLING PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222067
dc.description.abstractAerogel is a high performance thermal insulator that has been shown to have several benefits which includes environmental sustainability, energy use reduction, space savings and dampening acoustic properties. However, this material is currently not adopted on a large scale in the built environment of Singapore. This paper aims to understand the factors which result in its low adoption rate and the feasibility of large scale aerogel implementation, as well as offer recommendations to increase its adoption locally. It was hypothesised that the main reasons for the low adoption of aerogel was due to poor cost effectiveness of the material. This study conducted interviews with 2 developers, Jurong Town Corporation and the Housing Development Board, together with an insulation supplier to understand their perspectives on high performance insulation adoption. The key findings from the interview revealed that elements influencing the hypothesis were broadly defined as lack of thermal performance emphasis and regulations, safety concerns and high cost issues. This paper concludes that it is presently not feasible to adopt aerogel insulation on a large scale in the build environment in Singapore due to prohibitive cost, lack of government regulations and the uncertainty of its performance.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourcehttps://lib.sde.nus.edu.sg/dspace/handle/sde/3827
dc.subjectBuilding
dc.subjectPFM
dc.subjectProject and Facilities Management
dc.subjectShen Lijun
dc.subject2016/2017 PFM
dc.subjectAerogel
dc.subjectEnvironmental sustainability
dc.subjectInsulation
dc.subjectPassive cooling design
dc.subjectThermal performance
dc.subjectThermal comfort
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.departmentBUILDING
dc.contributor.supervisorSHEN LIJUN
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PROJECT AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
dc.embargo.terms2017-06-11
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